This Tuesday (12.07), the anti-Semitist organization said it had filed a civil lawsuit against Thierry Bodet, leader of the Dutch populist party Frum for Democracy (FvD), for comparing health restrictions in relation to COVID-19 and the Holocaust. … The action was presented by four Jewish survivors of World War II, CJO, which brings together Jewish organizations in the Netherlands, and the Israel Documentation and Information Center (CIDI), which monitors anti-Semitism in the country.
Survivors found several tweets from populist leader Thierry Bodet, in which he stated that “the unvaccinated are the new Jews, and those who will not face exceptions are the new Nazis.”
Bode also posted a picture of a boy who was not allowed to participate in the St. Nicholas Day celebrations by uploading a photo of a boy from the Lodz ghetto (Poland) with a Star of David.
The authors of the action also criticized the populist for sharing a photo of the Buchenwald concentration camp with the following comment: “How CAN you not see how history is still repeating itself?”
“With these statements, Bode puts Sho’s horror (five to six million Jews exterminated by the Nazis in World War II) on a par with measures against the coronavirus. In doing so, he minimizes the importance of the Holocaust, ”he said. stated CIDI in a note.
“Making such comparisons is“ historically and fundamentally wrong, and especially detrimental to Holocaust survivors and their families, ”the center added.
Informants are calling for messages to be deleted and Bode not to use images of the Holocaust to talk about measures against the coronavirus.
The final procedure will take place on December 15 in Amsterdam.